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TVC's Anti-Trans Attack Email Sparks Outrage, But Not Surprise, From LGBT Activists

Although the only comments opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to be heard in today's Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the bill came from one witness, Craig Parshall of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, one outside group took to its email list with a particularly aggressive and anti-transgender pitch.

The Traditional Values Coalition, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, put out a fundraising email to members today attacking the specter of transgender teachers.

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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June 13, 2012
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New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

Today, GLAAD released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

New GLAAD Videos Show LGBT Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Labor Movement United in Growing National Campaign Against Stop and Frisk

New York, New York—Today, GLAAD, the leading national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, released videos of LGBT leaders, civil rights leaders, and labor leaders discussing the negative impact of the stop and frisk policy at the historic Stonewall Inn, in order to mobilize these movements for a Father’s Day march that will advance a shared agenda of equality and justice.

'Cake Boss' Features Carmen Carrera, Transgender Star Says She Was Butt Of Transphobic Joke

Last night's episode of TLC's reality television show "Cake Boss" featured transgender star Carmen Carrera in what she thought would be a positive moment of visibility for the trans community.

But after being part of what is being termed a transphobic prank, the show's producers are facing outrage and a petition demanding that the transgender community receive an apology.

Huffington Post
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June 12, 2012

Senate Committee Holds Hearing Into ENDA; Harkin Gives No Commitment on Mark-Up Session

The Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing this morning into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has been pending in Congress off and on since 1994. Although a majority of the committee is co-sponsoring the legislation, HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), after the hearing, would not commit to a mark-up session on the legislation, which would be the next step forward for the bill before a committee vote.

Poliglot (Metro Weekly)
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June 12, 2012
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